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Where to go from here. - March 9th 2012, 10:16 PM

i'm not sure how i feel about this but i'll just get right to it.

After 2 years and 2 months of being self-harm free, i cut (night before last). just one little itty bitty cut and i promised myself that it would be the only one and i would go on with my countdown of 2 years.

However, i'm not so sure it's that easy. it keeps popping back up in my head and i'm sort of okay with it, and that scares me. i slept the best i had in a long time after i did that.

I feel like the 2 years i stopped i just thought about it constantly, and i stopped prematurely and completely cold turkey [no slip ups in 2 years? geeze]

i'm not even upset over this like i should be.

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Re: Where to go from here. - March 9th 2012, 10:29 PM

Hi there.

Firstly I think it's amazing that you went two years being self harm free. In fact i think it's absolutely incredible and very inspirational.

Slip ups happen and I always try to encourage people who have had a slip up not to focus on the slip up its self, but to focus on picking yourself back up again and starting over. I think the majority of self harmers in recovery have a slip up, not that that makes it okay, but we can move forward from them

I don't know what triggered you or any of the reasons behind your self harm for that matter but if you do want to talk to us we're here for you or if you ever want to shoot me a PM for a chat or anything then you're more than welcome too.

I hope you're doing okay.

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Re: Where to go from here. - March 10th 2012, 09:05 AM

Thanks, that's good advice.

And honestly i wouldn't even know where to start on why i started cutting, there aren't any real reasons behind it anymore other than it calms me down, kind of like a cigarette would calm down someone who is addicted to them. (i started cutting in 2004).

And i'm not even sure what triggered me. something i've always delt with. i get triggered out of nowhere. But i'm generally pretty good at dealing with the urges.

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